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Know Your Body

You are unique, just like everyone else is unique. Every habit and every medicine creates different effect for everybody. So, your body is ‘one-of-a-kind’ universe and you can attain the supreme bliss of good health, only if you know your body.

Our body is made of a distinctive blend of three types of energies which the Ayurveda describes as ‘Doshas’. How these energies interact with each other, denotes your nature (Prakriti), health and well-being at large. They are ‘Vata’, ‘Pitta’, and ‘Kapha’. If you can understand the nature of your body, it becomes relatively easy to attain good health and maintain it.

Three Doshas - Vata, Pitta & Kapha

Understand the three ‘Doshas’ – ‘Vata’, ‘Pitta’ & ‘Kapha’

As the modern science explains, everything in the Universe is made up of matter and energy. This fact has been underscored by the Ayurveda too. Ayurveda suggests that our body is made of the five basic elements or ‘Panch Mahabhoota’ which are Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Ether. And our body sustains life by maintaining the crucial energy balance through the interaction of these five elements. They are classified as the three ‘Doshas’.


VATA = Air + Ether
‘Vata’ principle is also known as the ‘Kind of the Doshas’. It represents the wind and space elements. The ‘Vata’ dosha is the driving force which dominates nerve impulses, blood circulation, respiration and elimination of wastes from the body. It governs everything related to various movements in the body viz. physical and psychological movements including breathing, heart beats, extension and contraction of muscles, etc.


PITTA = Fire + Water
‘Pitta’ principle is also known as ‘That which Digests’. ‘Pitta’ represents the amalgamation of fire and water elements. ‘Pitta’ is associated with body’s metabolism, temperature, and psychology. It controls the major functions of body like digestion and appetite, skin tone, sensory perception, thoughts and emotions. It is predominantly controls the functions of the liver, digestive system, senses, and brain.


KAPHA = Water + Earth
‘Kapha’ principle binds the entire body systems together and it is known as ‘heaviest of all three ‘Doshas’. It represents combination of earth and water elements. ‘Kapha’ controls and maintains the shape & structure, lubrication of the joints, growth of body tissues, and fertility. ‘Kapha’ exerts balance amongst the bodily fluids and it regulates the physical appearance of the body.

These three ‘Doshas’ are integral to your health and well-being. If you can maintain their balance and harmony by implementing healthy habits and food, your body would experience the eternal bliss which is called inner peace.

Find your Body Type (Prakriti)

Please do take a moment to understand your body type using the chart mentioned below. If you know your body’s ‘Prakriti’ well, you can easily lead a healthy and happy life.

TYPE VATA PITTA KAPHA
Body Frame Thin – usually short or tall Medium Large, Tall
Weight Low weight, doesn’t gain weight Medium Weight stay same Heavy Weight
Eyes Small, Dark Eyes Medium Sized, Light Eyes, Easily Inflamed Large Eyes with thick eyelashes, Gentle Gaze
Skin Dry, Rough, Cold Cracks Easily Moist, Warm, Pink Prone to acne Soft, Smooth, Moist, Cool
Complexion Dark Flushed, Sunburn Easily Pale
Hair Rough, Dry, Wairy Thin, Oily, Light Colored, Grey, Bald Premature Thick, Wavy, Oily
Eye Brow Thin, Small Medium Thick, Bushy
Nose Small, Thin Medium, Symmetrical Wide
Teeth Vary in size, Crooked Medium Large white
Joints Stiff, Tend to Crack Loose, Average Size Large, Stirdy
Nails Thin, Brittle Soft, Pink Strong, Thick, White, Smooth
Muscle Thin, Undeveloped Average Size Large well developed
Urine Scant, Colorless Profuse, Yellow Moderate, Milky
Menstrual Irregular, Scanty Regular, Bright color Regular, Pale color.
Stool Scanty, Dry, Hard, Prone to Gas & Constipation Abundant, Loose & Soft Moderate, Dense with Mucus.
Apetite Variable Strong Low
Dietary Likes to snack on Dry, Crunchy foods. Like Cold Drinks & Snacks. Like Sweet & Creamy.
Thirst Low High Moderate
Digestion Prone to Gas. Good, Strong, Fast. Slow, Steady.
Sweat Hardly Sweat. Profuse strong smelling. Moderate.
Circulation Poor, Cold Hand & Feet. Good Hot Hand & Feet. Moderate Temperature Cool..
Weather Like Sun & Warmth. Cold Weather. Warm & Windy.
Sensitivity Cold, Wind, Dryness Noise. Heat, Sunlight, Light & Color. Touch, Old & Dampness.
Immunity Low. Moderate. Strong.
Physical Endurance Low. Moderate. Strong.
Sleep Light. Moderate. Deep.
Dreams Prone to Nightmare. Colorful, Vivid Passionate. Rarely or Uneventful.
Movements Quick. Move with Purpose & Motivation. Moves Slowly & Steadily, Gracefully.
Desicion Changes Mind Quickly, Indecisive & Nervous. Decisive & Determined. Changes Mind & Opinions Slowly.
Thoughts Creative, Visionary Ideas. Logical, Critical, idealistically. Thinks Slowly & Methodical.
Learning Ability Easily Learn & forget Easily, Poor Memory. Easily with clear memory. Learn slowly good long term memory.
Professional Art Medicine, Engineering Business
Mind Prone to Anxiety, Fear Nervousness & Worry. Prone to Irritability Anger, Aggression, Jealousy. Prone to Depression lethargy, Attachment.
Attitude Lively, Positive attitude when balance. Warm, Outgoing & Confident. Peaceful, Happy & loving when in balance.
Money Spends in trifles. Earn but spends on Luxury. Can earn & Save after motivation.
Speech Quick Speech Talkative. Argumentative, Confrontational, Enjoy's Debate. Talks Slowly & Deliberately.
Travel Love Travelling. Need beautiful environment. Domestic, Spends more time in the home.
Sensitivity Sensitive to sound. Sensitive to Visual Stimulati. Not that sensitive.